Sunday, 20 February 2011

As Promised..........

Here is my finished Drawn Thread Spot of Autumn. I enjoyed stitching this and it has now spurred me on to get Spot of Winter stitched too, then I can pass both the charts onto Barb :) My colours are not quite the same as the chart as I didn't have the suggested threads but I think I'm happy with them!

The Drawn Thread Spot of Autumn

28 count evenweave

DMC & Carrie's Creations

Started 12th February 2011

Finished 15th February 2011
On Thursday I made a start on my PS piece for the SAL over at Needlecraft Haven. As I don't actually own any PS leaflets I decided to stitch the Summer pinkeep from the Gift Of Stitching. Clare setting up this SAL was brilliant incentive for me to stitch this as I've had the other 3 done for ages so thanks Clare! This is what I managed to get stitched on Thursday evening. 

Finally BBD AotH #2 Valentine Rose, my SAL with Valerie, Jane and Lisa B,  has grown a bit over the past two evenings. The brick laying is about done and see those darned window frames??? Well they just would not go right! If I hadn't had to frog them so many times I'd probably have the roof on! Lol! Still love this though and I'll be putting my maternal grandma's name on this one. Unfortunately I've been unable to pinpoint her exact birth year so I think I'll stitch the year she married my grandad instead as I've managed to find that. 
Once I'm done on here I think I'm going to settle to a little stitching and start my next Shepherd's Bush ornament from the JCS ornament magazines. I've got my thread sorted; just need to cut some fabric.

Tomorrow evening is SAL night with Barb and Colleen so more lovely SB stitching :) I love my SAL evenings as it's so nice to know that there are people out there stitching along with you :) 

Has anyone seen anything they really can't live without from Nashville Market? So far I've seen three things that I would absolutely love BUT I'm going to be a good girl and stitch from my stash like I said I would and sell my charts when I'm done to try and save some pennies up! I just heard from Karen at Wasatch Needlecraft and she's getting the BBD booklet A Stitcher's Journyey out to me so I'm looking forward to receiving that. Also my JJ's order is on the way :) so I will have a few bits of stash to look forward to.

Yesterday I received my first appointment for counselling but it's not until towards the end of April. Quite a wait but my GP did say there'd be one. I'm very apprehensive and not sure I actually want to go but I know I have to.
That's all for today :) We've had a busy morning sorting Abi's bedroom as we bought her a new bed a couple of weeks ago and have had to move stuff in her room round to make it fit lol. She's really happy with it but now has to start putting all her things back!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments :) For those who asked the DMC I'm using for the house in Belle Pepper is Variations 4140 :)

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

29 comments:

Dianne said...

beautiful stitching as always!!! love seeing what you're working on.

Patty C. said...

Love the Drawn Thread Spot of Autumn - It turned out beautifully - So well done !! :)

KarenV said...

Lovely finish Sally, it turned out great!

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches!

Susan said...

Spot of Autumn looks lovely, Sally - congratulations on the finish.

I'm glad that you have made an appointment to see a counselor - I'm sorry that you have to wait so long for your first appointment. {{{hugs}}}

jane said...

Lovely finish Sally, your colour choices look lovely.
I like your PS piece too, I have been trying to find these but can't find my GOS on our backup drive, will have to get DH to have a look.
Valentine Rose is looking great, they are all such pretty designs.
Hope things are OK with you x

mollycaff said...

Lovely stitching as always, particularly Spot of Autumn, which uses some of my favourite colours.

Beth said...

I love all your stitching, and I am really taken with the Drawn Thread Spot of Autumn. I just may have to look for those charts later this year (after I finish what I already have planned).

Glad you are going to see someone, and I am sorry about the wait. But, hopefully it will help you come to grips with things once you go.

valerie said...

Lovely finish and great progress on your Valentine Rose! :)

Hazel said...

Lovely Spot of Autumn. I did the spring one. I had counselling and it did me a lot of good. Enjoy your SALS. x

Julie said...

Super mattress pincushion, i do like this type of finish

The counselling will be fine Sally, once you get over the initial meeting, i'm sure it will help in bucketloads, it did for me, made me a different person in fact!

xx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching as always Sally. I'm sure once you have your first visit it will go fine. Sorry you have such a wait though. What have you seen that you like from Market. I haven't seen much yet.

Barb said...

Oh Sally I do like these little spot designs must get started on the other two. Just got a few other things to do first. I will be mailing you tomorrow before we set off, had the tribe here for dinner and tea so I am ready to collapse now.
Speak soon
Hugs

josbookjourney said...

I always love looking at your work. I wish I had the time to do more of my stitching! You keep me inspired.

Go with the counselling, I have had it many times and now I am a part qualified counsellor as well. Feel free to shout if you have any questions.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love reading your Blog....

I love seeing all of your WIP's and your finishes too....you do beautiful stitching....

Happy Stitching

staci said...

Very pretty DT finish! And your new starts are lovely as well. Happy Stitching!

Ellen said...

Love your Spot of Autumn mattress pincushion! Your wips are great, it's always a pleasure to follow your progress!

Hugs,

Kate said...

Gorgeous stitching as ever Sally!
Try not to woory about your appointment - having someone who is detached from the issue can be of great help.

Lisa said...

lovely finish on your DT spot of Autumn I need to start on this series, AOTH is looking great, you've been busy building!
PS is looking great too, I fogot about those designs in TGOS mag

Glad your going to see a counseller I'm sure this will help you, not so good that you have to wait so long for your appointment, I know all about the waiting it's been the same for my DD to see someone

marylin said...

oh absolument merveilleux ce petit coussin ! j'aime beaucoup vos broderies, vous cousez très bien !
amitiés de France !!

marylin

Blu said...

Lovely finish and great progress on your WIPs.

Brigitte said...

DT's Spot of Autumn is so beautiful. And so are both your new projects. All three designers belong to my favourite designers.
I haven't had a look at anything from Nashville. I've been stitching from my stash for quite a while now and I still find designs in my folders and my older magazines that I want to start stitching immediately. So it's better for me not to look at all the new designs, lol.

Mylene said...

I love your mattress pincushion, it's beautiful!
WIP's are coming along great.

Christine said...

Great finish on Spot of Autumn Sally, your WIPs are looking good too.

Siobhan said...

Oooh, enjoy the new stash! Gorgeous stitching, as always. I love how you fnished the Drawn Thread!

pat said...

very good work The Spot Drawn Thread of Autumn
ciao Pat

Suzanne said...

Love your Spot of Autumn finish!

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely finish!
Bisxxx

Lisa said...

I love your Spot Of Autumn finish Sally, well done, I really should get these stitched myself lol.
Nice start on the PS piece, and I'm loving the way your Valentine Rose is stitching up.
I was doing ok with the Nashville releases, then I saw some pics of the charts in the Stitcher's Journey booklet, as well as the Drawn Thread Imagine tag, and I really them now lol.